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From "Storey, Jeff" <>
Subject RE: Partial Word Matches
Date Sat, 11 Nov 2006 21:02:13 GMT
I stand corrected -- I am NOT getting partial matches, I was extracting
partial matches from the text programmatically and thought that's what
was being returned.

On another topic, regarding Boolean queries and wildcard queries, I have
two questions:

It seems like when I enter the query "ball AND basket" it returns
different results than "ball and basket." Is there a way to make the
Boolean operators case insensitive?

As for wildcard searches, one of the things I attempt to do is pick out
the words that caused a particular file to be returned. However, when I
search for the term "yellow~" I might get something like "bellow." Is
there a way to list what Lucene found in the document that made it

Thanks for all the help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Borgermans [] 
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Partial Word Matches

Indeed, the only way this can happen as far as I know Lucene is by using
stemmer during indexing, the standard analyzer won't result in such



On 11/11/06, Erick Erickson <> wrote:
> That's not the default behavior, so I'm perplexed. Normally, you have
> go
> to considerable effort to get partial matches....
> What analyzers are you using at both index and query time? Perhaps as
> short
> a code snippet as you could make showing this behavior would be a good
> thing
> to post. I flat guarantee folks will look at it. But please make it
> <G>.
> Best
> ERick
> On 11/11/06, Storey, Jeff <> wrote:
> >
> > Hi. I'm using Lucene to do some searching (using the Searcher object
> > passing it a ParsedQuery). I search for a word such as "long" and it
> > returning partial matches, such as "belong" and "along." Is there a
> > to turn off this behavior and only match whole words?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >


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